Saturday, November 22, 2008


Fifteen years.
December 3 The Quilt Company will be celebrating our 15th birthday!

How is that possible? How did a divisible by 5 birthday/anniversary sneak up on me with so little planning? You can't possibly imagine how fast time flies when you absolutely love to go to work each day. But, fifteen YEARS? You would think I would have noticed.

Bad planning. That is the excuse I am using. The original plan was to open the store in September. That would have been perfect. Nice weather, no conflicting holidays, quilters are back in the swing of things after taking the summer off. A perfect time to hold a birthday/anniversary celebration. That didn't work out. We built the building that houses the shop from the ground up. If you know anything about construction I don't need to tell you why our birthday is in December instead of September.

No wonder our birthday gets overlooked. Sandwiched in between a "late" Thanksgiving and full blown Christmas festivities, squeezed between holiday concerts and cookie baking and hot on the heels of our annual Holiday Open House, we need to find a way to make it jump out and grab your attention! - without giving the entire store away!

Planning, planning, planning....... Hmmm. We really need to show our appreciation to those of you that support the store, subscribe to our email lists, read the blog and keep us in business. After all, if it weren't for you, we wouldn't be here! What better way to let you know about the promotion than right where you like to communicate - your e-mail!

If you are one of our in-store customers, make sure you are signed-up for our "Local" e-updates. Those messages are intended for people that can walk in the door of our "brick-and-mortar" store, feel the fabric, see the displays and take advantage of our programs and classes. If you are a long distance customer, log on to the website and sign-up to receive The Quilt Company updates. These email messages are intended for those of you that shop our web store and want to be informed when new patterns are published, my fabrics are released or featured in magazines or when we introduce a new block of the month program.

Sign-up soon and watch your mailbox for details of our birthday celebration and special saving, just for YOU!


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